Monuments

Monuments of European colonisers are vandalised and toppled in Colombia

The Colombian ministry of culture says it will form a committee to review contested memorials

Roosevelt equestrian statue will leave American Museum of Natural History soon

A unanimous vote by the New York City Public Design Commission has cleared the way for the controversial statue’s removal to a new home dedicated to the former US president

'Geffrye must fall': Labour MP Diane Abbott leads protests demanding slaver statue be removed from London museum

Former UK shadow home secretary led protests at the Museum of the Home in Hoxton, which reopened to the public at the weekend

Colston returns—controversial statue of slave trader to go on show in Bristol museum

Visitors to M Shed display asked to give feedback about the future of the sculpture

World’s oldest war memorial may have been identified in Syria

The White Monument at Tell Banat contains the bones of what are believed to be around 30 dead soldiers, posed as if they fell in battle

Fuelling culture war, UK government forms new 'retain and explain' board for controversial monuments

"Independence cuts both ways," UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden warns museums and heritage bodies

Four artists shortlisted for Windrush monument at London’s Waterloo Station

Thomas Price and Jeannette Ehlers are in the running for public art piece honouring Caribbean pioneers

Mysterious stone structures in Saudi Arabia are around 7,000 years old, making them one of the oldest examples of widespread monument-making

Citing the discovery of animal skulls and horns, researchers suggest that mustatils may have had a religious purpose

Acropolis renovation plans spark accusations that it’s ‘just another way to fit in more tourists’

Archaeologists fear the structural changes aimed to improve access to the Unesco site will “dramatically” change its form

Confederate throne returned, two people arrested in New Orleans

The anti-racist group White Lies Matter had threatened to use the monument to Jefferson Davis as a toilet, but turned over the work unharmed

Stitching together a monument to sick kids, one bead at a time

Anishinaabe artist Nico Williams’s testament to the bravery of children facing difficult illnesses has been created using pieces that record every procedure, test or jab of a needle they undergo

Jefferson Davis memorial throne stolen from Confederate cemetery—and under threat of being turned into a toilet

A group calling themselves White Lies Matter demands that the United Daughters of the Confederacy hang a banner critiquing white supremacy before they will return the ornate stone chair

Keep your distance, former culture ministers warn UK government

Independence of museums and heritage bodies is at risk, say Ed Vaizey and Chris Smith, as Johnson’s government pushes ‘anti-woke’ agenda

Are museums as Covid-risky as saunas? Culture leaders outraged over late reopening of English art spaces

Commercial galleries, non-essential retail, and even gyms have been given the green light to open before museums under the UK government's "roadmap" to lift coronavirus restrictions

Bank of England wades into UK's escalating culture war on controversial monuments, saying it will remove images of slave owners

“Retain and explain” or restrain and refrain? Culture chiefs raise the alarm on government’s policy to keep problematic statues ahead of crucial meeting

Dolly Parton turns down memorial statue in Tennessee, saying she doesn’t want to be ‘put on a pedestal’

Lawmakers introduced a bill last month to honour the country singer’s contributions to the state

Chicago’s list of 41 public statues for review includes depictions of Native Americans and several monuments of Abraham Lincoln

The city-formed advisory committee is now asking for public feedback on the works, as well as considering proposals for new monuments

Keep problematic monuments and ‘explain them’, UK government to tell cultural leaders

Opponents argue that some public statues reinforce racism, chauvinism, sexism and homophobia

City of London to remove statues of politicians with slavery links

The decision to take down historic William Beckford and John Cass sculptures could go against new UK government policy

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Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth

The UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick's plans to prevent the removal of controversial monuments reveals his inability to view the past as shifting and complex

Vilified statue of Abraham Lincoln and kneeling slave removed from Park Square in Boston

Artist’s campaign and petition prompted dismantling of ‘Emancipation Group’ piece—but original still stands in Washington DC

Mama said: Najja Moon’s new Miami Beach monument honours mothers in their own words

The abstract sound sculpture, the first commission for a fifth plinth in Collins Park, will emit recordings of women speaking maternal affirmations, reminders and critiques

People see only 'silver tits' and 'bouffant pubes' now—but I predict Mary Wollstonecraft sculpture will become widely admired

One of the iron rules of art history is that the more derided a work of art at first, the more celebrated it will become

Twitter explodes with debate around long-awaited statue of feminist trailblazer Mary Wollstonecraft

Sculpture by Maggi Hambling is the result of a decade-long campaign to honour the 18th-century women's rights advocate

In honour of Armistice Day, more than 100 English war memorials listed as sites of historical importance

Monuments commemorating the First and Second World Wars—mostly built in small towns and villages—are added to Historic England's list of protected places

Mellon Foundation announces $250m grant to 'reimagine and rebuild' US monuments and memorials

Amid increased unrest over memorials since the Black Lives Matter protests erupted, the grant will help fund new storytelling spaces across the country

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be memorialised with statue in Brooklyn

Governor Andrew Cuomo has suggested a site for the monument of the Supreme Court justice, overlooking the Statue of Liberty

Having weathered protests, controversial Confederate statue is felled by hurricane

Officials voted recently to keep the monument on courthouse property in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but Hurricane Laura made an executive decision

The complicated history of the first monument to Sacajawea, funded by suffragists and designed by a woman

The Indigenous guide who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition across America’s western territories was later celebrated by the women’s vote movement—but her story was never fully told